For the 50th anniversary of Tolkien’s death, I want to celebrate some of his major contributions to the study of medieval literature.
A better understanding of Tolkien’s works and the nature of adaptations will combat some online disinformation and harassment that has surrounded ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.’
Badly paced and luridly shot, the series’ first episodes have been a let down.
The new series is part of the expansive world created by J.R.R Tolkien across several books, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
Adaptations are original cultural entities that can imitate, question, re-write, or reinterpret their source material for new audiences.
New research shows that literary relatives tend to share a similar writing style.
From Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, writers and linguists have invented an array of new languages.
Recent accusations of racism are at odds with the values of friendship, altruism and courage exemplified in his books. Was Tolkien simply a product of his time?